November 24th, 2023 | 57 mins 24 secs
altcoins, antitrust lawsuit, apple, argentina, bhutan, binance, bitcoin mining, bitcoin optech, bitrex, cloudflare, coinbase, coincenter, compliance, cz, diminishing returns, dollarization, education city, f2pool, fine, forbes, hard currency, hydro powered, lightning offer addresses, lyn alden, mempool observer, money laundering, ofac, ofac listed addresses, polygon, sec, shutdown, solana, stablecoins, u.s. bank secrecy act, us regulations, wallet of satoshi, zeus developer account
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Binance's settlement with the US Justice department, the end of the era of wildcat crypto exchanges, and its implications for bitcoin as a free financial system. They also cover censorship by F2Pool, a note from Lyn Alden on failing monetary gatekeeping, and how to host your own reusable lightning URL.
October 21st, 2023 | 1 hr 7 mins
altcoins, binance smart chain, bitcoin optech, cbdc, child sex content, coinbase, cve, digital euro, ecb, eu, fidelity investments, game theory, grayscale bitcoin etf, inflation, jimmy zhong, malware, network effects, privacy, ripple, scarcity, sec, silk road
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the ECB's digital euro project, a critical lightning vulnerability, and an excellent normie bitcoin report from Fidelity.
September 23rd, 2023 | 1 hr 20 mins
alexander vinnik, amboss.space, ambucks, bankruptcy, base protocol, capital outflows, china, cobra bitcoin case, coinbase, eurodollar futures, interest rate, japanese bankruptcy system, lightning node liquidity, mt gox, nobuaki kobayashi, optimism foundation, pseudonymity, tokens, us fed, us treasury yield curve
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the fundamentals of the bitcoin lightning network and liquidity provisioning options, comment on US Federal Reserve policy that bitcoin insulates holders from, and walk down the memory lane of Mt Gox with new creditor news.
June 11th, 2023 | 1 hr 23 mins
arthur hayes, btc-e, coinbase, covenants, gold, gox, in gold we trust, matt, op_ctv, patience, sec, wallet
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the open source concerns of the SEC's lawsuit against Coinbase, a US crypto exchange, as well as two articles on global macro. They also discuss recent bitcoin mailing list conversations around alternative covenant implementations.
March 25th, 2023 | 1 hr 23 mins
block, coinbase, do kwan, dollar swaps, hindenburg, justin sun, luna, offshore, optech, president, sec, terra, wells notice, wolf richter, wolfstreet, xapo
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the U.S President's Economic Report to Congress, SEC regulatory actions against scammers (including Coinbase), and a Bitcoin Optech full of software updates.
February 27th, 2023 | 1 hr 13 mins
coinbase, custodia, ecc, etherium, federal reserve, l2, optech 239, optimism, ordinals, signal
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the nuances of semi-private blockchains, why inflation data is hard to draw conclusions from, and how crypto banking is a really good, but difficult, project. They finish up with a discussion of Bitcoin Optech news and a beginners guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography.
August 22nd, 2022 | 1 hr 1 min
bitcoin, brian armstrong, cardano, censorship, charles, coinbase, craig wright, eth, gloria zhao, helium, italy, nodes, nova, ofac, politico, staking
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a slow news week as the Eurozone slowly crumbles, frivolous lawsuits fill the air, and the Silent Depression is called out. A wholesome article on bitcoin nodes is followed up by a vicious on air murder.